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Allergan Licenses MEDI2070, As AstraZeneca Continues Non-Core Exits

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Continuing its strategy to exit non-core activities, AstraZeneca's licensed Allergan global rights to its IL-23 monoclonal antibody in Phase IIb testing for moderate-to-severe Crohn’s disease and ready for Phase II studies in ulcerative colitis. Analysts say the deal makes sense for both parties.

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